As many of you may know, our sister Kate experienced a life-changing tragedy last week, when her husband Chuck abruptly suffered a hemorrhagic stroke as a result of a ruptured aneurysm. In the best case scenario, Chuck will need extensive intensive care and hospitalization, followed by a likely prolonged recovery.
Kate and her two amazing kids, Avery (10) & Dutch (7), are currently standing beside Chuck as he fights for his life. We have been honored to be here in the hospital with them, bearing witness to their tears, grief, and hopes for their beloved husband and father.
As a result of these extenuating circumstances, we have become acutely aware of the need for a community-wide effort to support this beautiful family during this, the hardest time of their lives.
Kate hopes to send the kids to a great day camp near their home this summer; a plan she hopes will provide stability, fun, and a sense of normalcy for Avery and Dutch. Your donations would make this possible. In addition, any donations to this campaign in excess of these costs (camp will cost around $5,000.00 in total), will go directly to Kate to cover her family's cost of living and other needs as she transitions into being the primary earner for the family.
We believe in miracles. We hope for Chuck's complete recovery from this terrible injury. But we know that no matter what happens, right now, in this moment, Chuck needs us - all of us - to be his hands and heart for Kate, Avery, and Dutch. Let's reach out and make this happen- for him, and for them.
Just a note: Kate very much values the privacy of her family at this time. Any questions, concerns, or suggestions for this campaign will be very gladly received by the family contacts listed below.
If you've received this link via email, it means you've expressed a desire to help, and we thank you for that. However, we ask that you refrain from posting this link on any social media, or sharing with anyone who did not directly receive the link. If someone you know would like to donate, please give them one of our email addresses, and we will contact them directly with the link. You can reach us directly, or through our spouses, at the emails below.
John - [email redacted] (brother)
Morgan - [email redacted] (sister)
Pamela - [email redacted] (sister)
Josie - [email redacted] (sister)
Frank - [email redacted] (father)
Amanda - AmandaR[email redacted] (sister)
Lauren - lauren_[email redacted] (sister in law)
Theresa - [email redacted] (sister in law)
Nelda - [email redacted] (mother)
With all our love & gratitude,
Kate & Chuck's family
- Solar Labrie
- Veronica Madden
- Lindsay Chavez
- Kate & Jeremy Bennett
Organizer and beneficiary